20 days from £5995 per person
Places Visited: Yangon, Kyaikhtiyo, Mawlamyine, Kalaw, Inle Lake, Mandalay, Bagan
This tour is designed for those who have more time to spend in Burma, encompassing all the main elements of this fascinating country. It also takes in the southern part of Burma visiting the Golden Rock Stupa and Mawlamyine made famous in Rudyard Kipling’s poem ‘Mandalay’.
Fly to Yangon via Bangkok.
Arrive in Yangon and transfer to the first class Governor's Residence, Yangon for two nights. In the evening enjoy a walk through Chinatown and the fascinating Bogyoke Aung San Market.
Tour the city including the gilded Sule Pagoda, the National Museum and the giant reclining Buddha at Kyaukhtatyi. You also visit the serene Kandawgyi Lake and the awe-inspiring Shwedagon Pagoda.
Drive by open jeep to Kyaikhtiyo visiting the Pagodas at Bago en route. Stay at the tourist grade Mountain Top Hotel for the night. Visit Golden Rock Pagoda, Kyaiktiyo.
Drive to Mawlamyine visiting the town of Thaton en route. Stay at the tourist grade Attran Hotel for two nights. Sightseeing of this former British capital of Burma includes Gaung Say Kyung Island, Mon cultural museum, Mahamuni Paya, Kyaikthanlan Paya and central market.
Enjoy an excursion to Mudon, a town known for cotton weaving.
Drive back to Yangon via Kyaikhtiyo. Stay at the Governor’s Residence Hotel for the night.
Fly to Heho in the morning and visit Pindaya Limestone caves. Continue to Kalaw where you stay at the tourist grade Amara Hotel for two nights.
Enjoy a trek through the surrounding countryside and visit hill tribe villages.
Transfer to Inle Lake by road and longtail boat. Stay at the Inle Princess Resort, Inle Lake, a first class traditional style property, for three nights.
Visit the unique leg rowers, the floating markets and the village life around this idyllic lake. Later see the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda and Nga Pe Pagoda, popularly known as the Jumping Cat Monastery, a wooden monastery built on stilts over the lake.
Enjoy a boat trip to In Dein village and take an excursion to the ancient monuments at Kakku Pagoda complex which has over 2,000 stupas.
Fly from Heho to Mandalay and check in at the first class Sedona Hotel, Mandalay, for three nights. Later enjoy a visit to the Golden Palace, the Kuthodaw Pagoda and the revered Mahamuni Pagoda to see the bronze image of Buddha covered in thick gold.
Visit the Amarapura Monastery to witness monks going to breakfast, their only meal of the day. See U Bein’s teak bridge and enjoy a boat ride on the Ayeyarwady to the visit the unfinished pagoda at Mingun. Enjoy a visit by pony cart to the former capital of Ava, including the ‘Leaning tower of Ava’ and the Bagaya Monastery. Time permitting, visit the Sagaing hills for a scenic sunset.
Enjoy an excursion to the hill station of Maymyo. Stroll around at the Botanical gardens and see the Purcell Tower, a present from Queen Victoria.
Fly to Bagan in the morning and check-in at the first class Bagan Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort, Bagan, for three nights.
Visit the pagodas of Bagan and explore a lacquer workshop in Myinkaba village.
Enjoy an excursion to Mount Popa home to the Nat spirits.
Fly to Yangon and check in at the Governor's Residence, Yangon for the night.
Fly to Bangkok to board your return flight to UK, arriving the same day.
20 days from £5995 per person
✓ International flights from London
✓ 18 nights accommodation
✓ All internal transportation and transfers
✓ English-speaking guides
✓ Breakfast daily
✓ Entrance fees to sites and monuments listed in tour itinerary
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